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Hellow again...I received an email/text today from USCIS stating: "that I-129f has been received and routed to vermont service center...within 7-10 days you will receive your official receipt notice form I-797"....does this mean were moving in the right direction? Or nothing at all that I can still get RFE or denied for any reason? Thanks....

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I797 is your notice of action, or your NOA1. It means you are moving in the right direction as Vermont has received your petition. On your I797 you will get your case number which can be used to track your case.

Sadly, it doesn't mean that an RFE isn't in your future, we got ours 6 months after our NOA1.

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Ignacio, Good Day to you. Your I-797 is your NOA1, your receipt with your case number from USCIS. Once Vermont receives, the average time before your petition is adjudacated, could be from 90-150 days. If you look on this site, there's historical data that shows the time from your NOA1 to your NOA2 is 123 days. After an approval, it is forwarded to NVC where it could be there up to 3 weeks before being sent to the Embassy. Good Luck, and let me know if you need any questions answered.

I just received my NOA2, and it is currently at NVC..Shortly it'll be forwarded to Manila, and than the process goes really fast..GOD BLESS YOU.

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The I-797C is a Confirmation from USCIS that you submitted Documents and were Acceptable. (You will also see they Cashed your check) Thus, a NOA1 soon in the mail.

Now the wait period comes into play. USCIS will now conduct background checks and you await your NOA2. As Canadian Wife mentioned a posible Request for Evidence may come later. (RFE)

Generally this only happens in about 25% of Petitions Submitted.

Your on your way. I have seen Couples not even get a NOA1. THIS IS THE START.

Good Luck


TIM/MAV K1-JOURNEY
3/27/2007....We first met on myspace
1/30/10 ......My Honey proposed
8/15/10 ......He visit Philippines(2wks) & met my family
12/17/10 ....USCIS received the Filed I-129F for K1-visa
12/21/10 ....Received hard copy,NOA1
5/25/11.......Received RFE
6/09/11.......NOA2 approved
12/07/11.....Visa fee paid at BPI

6/11/13.......2nd visa fee payment
7/10-11/13.. Medical Exam completed@St.Lukes Clinic
1/15-16/14.. 2nd Medical exam updated
1/21/14...... k1 interview-Visa Approved
.....................................................................
8/29/14...... Submitted AOS application
10/03/14.....Biometrics
01/07/15.....Received my EAD card

01/31/15..... I got my SSN from the mail

04/20/15......AOS Interview - Approved :star:

4/24/15 .......Got the Driving Permit Card

4/30/15 .......Green Card Received :) (Exp.4/20/17)

http://youtu.be/BVf45EcdFwQ

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After you get your HARD Copy. Which is Just a Piece of Fancy paper from Homeland Security. That is the I-797C (Or a NOA1) It will have a Receipt # and you can track your case.

Keep in mind. This website from USCIS is useful but not 100% reliable. Follow the Link and when you get your receipt # I bet your already there in the System. Make a shortcut on your screen to access this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i29hUIO3jaQ

God I hope I sent the right Link. ?


TIM/MAV K1-JOURNEY
3/27/2007....We first met on myspace
1/30/10 ......My Honey proposed
8/15/10 ......He visit Philippines(2wks) & met my family
12/17/10 ....USCIS received the Filed I-129F for K1-visa
12/21/10 ....Received hard copy,NOA1
5/25/11.......Received RFE
6/09/11.......NOA2 approved
12/07/11.....Visa fee paid at BPI

6/11/13.......2nd visa fee payment
7/10-11/13.. Medical Exam completed@St.Lukes Clinic
1/15-16/14.. 2nd Medical exam updated
1/21/14...... k1 interview-Visa Approved
.....................................................................
8/29/14...... Submitted AOS application
10/03/14.....Biometrics
01/07/15.....Received my EAD card

01/31/15..... I got my SSN from the mail

04/20/15......AOS Interview - Approved :star:

4/24/15 .......Got the Driving Permit Card

4/30/15 .......Green Card Received :) (Exp.4/20/17)

http://youtu.be/BVf45EcdFwQ

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Canadian wife.....when u say "sadly that RFE isn't in my future" are you saying I can get RFE because of the I-129f I already sent along with information? Or on future documents and information I will be sending?

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A Form I-797c is a Notice of Action. It is not necessarily a "NOA1". NOA1, NOA2, etc. have no official meaning. Your first notice is usually just the receipt notice for the petition filing fee. Your second notice will be an RFE (request for evidence)or the approval notice. You will receive many more Forms I-797c as you proceed through adjustment of status and removing of conditions.


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Manila, Philippines

I-129F Sent : 2008-12-02

I-129F Receipt Notice : 2008-12-05

RFE: 2009-02-26

Approval Notice: 2009-03-13

NVC Received: 2009-03-23

Left NVC: 2009-05-12

Stuck at NVC 50 days

Interview: 2009-06-23 Passed!

Visa picked up: 2009-06-25

POE Detroit: 2009-07-04

Married: 2009-09-11

Filed for AOS: 2009-09-22

Biometrics taken: 2009-10-29

Advance Parole approved 2009-11-04

Employment Authorization approved 2009-11-04

AOS Appointment 2009-12-15

AOS Approved 2009-12-15

Green Card Received 2010-01-02

Filed for ROC: 2011-09-17

ROC approved 2012-03-21

Green Card Received 2012-03-26

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Canadian wife.....when u say "sadly that RFE isn't in my future" are you saying I can get RFE because of the I-129f I already sent along with information? Or on future documents and information I will be sending?

Both, simply because USCIS has received your petition and sent out your I797 - that doesn't mean you won't get an RFE. Further, the consulate may also require more information.

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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It is really just a receipt of the petition and that it has been sent to a Service Centre (Vermont). It doesn't mean anyone has looked at it yet to see if you have included everything they need. Best of luck with your petition. :)


Mar 2011 - After 5mths denied for lost docs - Attempts to follow up failed. Mar 18 2012 - I-129F sent - No sign of NOA1 but they have banked the check...Jul 24 - Update - USCIS has located our file
Infopass Apt - they sorted through everything - our 2011 and 2012 file keep getting mixed up - getting us a Case# (still waiting) Dec- Infopass Appt- expecting to get a case # in about a week ..Still no Case number

Mar 2013 Infopass - advised file was in a box somewhere,and it would be quicker for us to refile. Life gets in the way... New petition submitted July 2014 .
I-129F Sent : Jul 28 2014
TSC received: Aug 04 2014
I-129F NOA1 : Aug 06 2014
I-129F NOA2 : Feb 25 2015 (NOA2 copy rcd: Mar 02)

Sent to NVC: Mar 09 / Left NVC Apr 1 / Arr Embassy Apr 7 / Pkt 3 Rcd Apr 15 / Medical Apr 17 / Pkt 3 sent May 1 / Interview May 12

Left NZ May 15

Married Aug 10

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The I-797C is a Confirmation from USCIS that you submitted Documents and were Acceptable. (You will also see they Cashed your check) Thus, a NOA1 soon in the mail.

Now the wait period comes into play. USCIS will now conduct background checks and you await your NOA2. As Canadian Wife mentioned a posible Request for Evidence may come later. (RFE)

Generally this only happens in about 25% of Petitions Submitted.

Your on your way. I have seen Couples not even get a NOA1. THIS IS THE START.

Good Luck

Tim/Mav, 25% petitions submitted receive an RFE? I did know that.


AOS Journey

11-04-2011 sent AOS to Chicago lockbox

11-07-2011 delivered

11-08-2011 Date on text messages but did not receive until 11-22-2011

11-23-2011 Check cashed.

11-25-2011 Hard copies of NOA1s

12-06-2012 Pui's Brother unexpectly passes away and we make an info pass appointment and receive an emergancy AP so she can return home. Pui leaves for Thailand for 2 weeks.

12-06-2012 Get a text message and email that she received an RFE

12-12-2012 RFE for original birth certificate. I swear we sent it along with a certificate translation of it.

12-20-2012 Pui returns from Thailand.

12-21-2012 We send the RFE back for with original birth certificate along with a new certificate of translation(I had to wait for her to return for her to sign)

12-26-2012 text and email they have received the RFE.

12-29-2012 Appointment for biometrics is 01-23-2012

01-13-2012 AP is approved.

01-23-2012 Biometrics appointment. Later during the evening the text and email saying the EAD is approved.

01-31-2012 EAD/AP combo card arrives.

05-22-2012 Email and text card is in production!

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Nope, your petition has been received and likely put into a filing cabinet, you still have about 5 months before anyone will take a look at it

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Oh no!! U seriouse andie? So I'm not even close to being in the clear? I thought they already looked at it and approved of my forms and information

They are just telling you that they received your paperwork you sent in and sent it to VSC. You now have to wait to see if your I-129F needs an RFE or if your I-129F was approved(NOA2) which can be some months down the road. Good luck on your journey.


AOS Journey

11-04-2011 sent AOS to Chicago lockbox

11-07-2011 delivered

11-08-2011 Date on text messages but did not receive until 11-22-2011

11-23-2011 Check cashed.

11-25-2011 Hard copies of NOA1s

12-06-2012 Pui's Brother unexpectly passes away and we make an info pass appointment and receive an emergancy AP so she can return home. Pui leaves for Thailand for 2 weeks.

12-06-2012 Get a text message and email that she received an RFE

12-12-2012 RFE for original birth certificate. I swear we sent it along with a certificate translation of it.

12-20-2012 Pui returns from Thailand.

12-21-2012 We send the RFE back for with original birth certificate along with a new certificate of translation(I had to wait for her to return for her to sign)

12-26-2012 text and email they have received the RFE.

12-29-2012 Appointment for biometrics is 01-23-2012

01-13-2012 AP is approved.

01-23-2012 Biometrics appointment. Later during the evening the text and email saying the EAD is approved.

01-31-2012 EAD/AP combo card arrives.

05-22-2012 Email and text card is in production!

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